We like Mount Snow considerably, not least for its convenient location. The layout is simple, the resort is almost completely snow-sure, and for cruising on wide groomers, you can’t get much better.

Yes, it’s a fine mountain, and all within easy reach of the East Coast’s major cities. That’s all very well and good, but actually Stratton’s cruisers are pretty great too. So why Snow? It’s simple; Snow surpasses all other resorts when it comes to park terrain. Eight areas (10 if you count the mega pipes) are packed with rails, jumps, and cliffs – they make up the largest terrain park system in the North East and are all located on Snow’s Carinthia face. You’ll find street-style setups, barrel-bonks, an all-natural jib park at Prospect, and jumps ranging from 15 to 70 feet - all that creativity makes for an excellent shredding session. As for freeriding, it’s better than average with some challenging blacks such as Ripcord, Freefall and Olympic, which you can find off the North Face.

For rocking après, Cuzzins in the Main Base Lodge has live music on Saturdays and also during the holiday weeks.  

Transport from NYC

Driving time: 217 miles/4hrs25

The resort can be found on Route 100 (nine miles from Route 9 in Wilmington and 29 miles from Interstate 91), just 2.5 hours from Boston and 4 hours from New York City.

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